- 06-29-2010, 07:25 AM #2
- 06-29-2010, 12:15 PM #3
- 06-29-2010, 02:28 PM #4
This probably seems a little competitive (or rude), but I'm a student and I don't want people who ask to look at my phone to see the apps/files which are my 'secret weapons' for studying. Hey, I need every edge I can get over the ultra-competitive folks in my class! LOL
My thing about "Folders" is that you can still see the icons for them on the home screen? Is that right? How to hide or password protect the folders, so people can't snoop through them?
- 07-01-2010, 09:06 PM #6Forum App Reviewer
- 542 Posts
If you jailbreak you can hide icons, however then you can't access them. I also believe there is a jailbreak app that can put apps into categories, then password protect the category.
However, I recommend that you just set a password lock on your iPhone. Just tell people you're protective of it.
- 07-01-2010, 10:43 PM #7
if u JB, download SBSettings to hide the apps and YES u can access them using spotlite or use Lockdown to lock any app with a passcode (this works for my camera and photo library )... hope this helps
Last edited by Hack-My-I; 07-02-2010 at 04:53 PM.
- 07-02-2010, 04:33 PM #8
- 07-06-2010, 01:51 PM #10
- 01-07-2011, 04:00 PM #11
Why hide apps?
Not sure about the user that posted this link...but for me...I like hot girls...and there are a number of apps that are geared towards that...not to mention friendfinder which has an app. My kids like to play games on the phone...and I would rather they not see apps that are questionable to their age group.
I can't believe they haven't come up with an app for that yet. Amazing. Maybe someone should...and they can make a bundle. Anyone? Anyone?
- 01-11-2011, 08:22 AM #12
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- 01-11-2011, 11:08 PM #14iPhone Newbie
- 11 Posts
Jailbreak!! Then you can use lockdown to password protect certain apps or you can put the app in the SBSettings dock which hides them but makes them easily accessible. There is also an app for renaming your apps.
Don't want to jailbreak? Check TiPb tips for how to change the icon for an app. Then it can be hidden in plain sight. Your study app might have an icon picture that looks like it's a checkers app.
- 01-20-2011, 03:19 PM #15iPhone Newbie
- 29 Posts
I suppose one alternative might be to load up more apps than there are spaces for apps on the 11 screens. Additional apps are still on the phone but don't show up because you can't get to those screens. You'd have to use the search tool to look for the app by name. You also have to finagle a bit to get certain apps to show up on the screens and others to disappear. Dunno how to "hide" documents though..
- 01-20-2011, 03:24 PM #16
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- 02-19-2013, 10:04 AM #18
Re: How to hide my apps?
You can hide apps by going to setting and go to restrictions and select delete apps and installing apps. Then u can delete the app, then go to setting put a restriction on installing app so they can't observe what that app is. Then when u want to look at it go to settings and press install apps and wahla
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- 12-21-2014, 01:58 PM #24
How to hide my apps?
Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.